HELLOWEEN Announce Addition Of Ex-FREEDOM CALL Guitarist

Germany's HELLOWEEN have finally confirmed, via the band's official webmaster, the addition of former FREEDOM CALL guitarist Sascha Gerstner to the group's ranks. Gerstner replaces Roland Grapow, who was dismissed from the band last year. HELLOWEEN are said to be nearly done with the recording process for their much-anticipated new album at singer Andy Deris' ...

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Deaf People Turn Up to See QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

A group of deaf people turned up to see QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE because their new album is called Songs For The Deaf, according to Britain's Metal Hammer magazine. The 37-strong party of hearing impaired folks turned up to see the QUEENS at the Spiders club in Hull. The group baffled the bouncers with ...

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BLUEBIRD Set Release Date For "Hot Blood"

Los Angeles-based BLUEBIRD, featuring former AMEN guitarist Paul Figueroa, will issue their new album, entitled Hot Blood, on November 5th via Dim Mak Records. A Japanese release through Sparq Music and a UK/European release on Sweet Nothing is expected around the same time. In other news, BLUEBIRD will support THE (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY on the ...

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METALLICA Spend Day With MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION Fans

METALLICA granted the wishes of two extremely courageous young men, Kelly and Chris, from the Make A Wish Foundation on Tuesday, August 20th by spending the day with them at the METALLICA HQ near San Francisco, California. The pair were treated to a preview of the band's new material and took part in an impromptu ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Reunite To Record Material For Forthcoming "Rare Tracks" CD

Acclaimed Florida metallers NASTY SAVAGE have reformed and recorded two brand new songs for a forthcoming Crook'd Records "rare tracks"-style CD, due later in the year. The line-up that recorded the group's final full-length release, 1989's Penetration Point"Nasty" Ronnie Galetti (vocals), Ben Meyer (guitar), David Austin (guitar), Richard Bateman (bass), and Curtis Beeson ...

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ENTOMBED Finalize Track Listing For "Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord"

ENTOMBED have finished mastering a double-CD collection of previously-recorded cover versions, entitled Sons Of Satan Praise The Lord, for a tentative September/October release through Music For Nations Records in Europe and Koch International in the USA. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: CD 1 01. Black Breath (REPULSION) 02. Albino Flogged ...

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SIX FEET UNDER/HATEBREED Dates Announced

SIX FEET UNDER will support HATEBREED at the following shows: Sep. 09 - Houston, TX @ Numbers Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues Sep. 12 - Tulsa, OK @ The Other Side Sep. 13 - Pittsburgh, KS @ Fox Town City Limits Sep. 14 - Clinton, IA @ Pig Pen Sep. ...

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ANGEL WITCH Reform, Plan Festival Dates

NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH have officially reformed and have made plans to perform at next year's installment of the Bang Your Head Festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 27-28, 2003 in Balingen, Germany. Wacken Open Air and With Full Force festivals are also said to be a strong possibility, with additional gigs ...

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